ACC Basketball Handbook Official Press Release

November 06, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
UMI Publications ACC Basketball Handbook would like to announce its preseason National Top-25 and All-Conference ACC selections for the upcoming 2005-06 season. In our top 25 section this year, former Duke player and ESPN analyst Jay Bilas writes a detailed analysis on what to expect from the nation’s top teams. The Handbook’s Preseason All-ACC teams and projected standings are complied using ballots from participating writers and magazine correspondents.

Listed below are the top 25 teams and ACC Conference selections.

National Top 25

1. Duke

2. Connecticut

3. Oklahoma

4. Texas

5. Louisville

6. Gonzaga

7. Villanova

8. Michigan State

9. Kentucky

10. Arizona

11. Boston College

12. Washington

13. West Virginia

14. Texas Tech

15. Iowa

16. Syracuse

17. Memphis

18. Illinois

19. Wisconsin

20. Alabama

21. Wake Forest

22. Oklahoma State

23. Kansas

24. Charlotte

25. Florida

Projected ACC Standings

1. Duke
2. Boston College
3. Wake Forest
4. N.C. State
5. Miami
6. North Carolina
7. Maryland
8. Virginia Tech
9. Georgia Tech
10. Clemson
11. Virginia
12. Florida State

ACC Player of the Year
J.J. Redick-Duke

ACC Rookie of the Year

Josh McRoberts-Duke

ACC-First Team

J.J. Redick-Duke
Craig Smith-Boston College
Justin Gray-Wake Forest
Guillermo Diaz-Miami
Shelden Williams-Duke

ACC Second Team

Zabian Dowdell, Virginia Tech
Tony Bethel, N.C. State
Eric Williams, Wake Forest
Nik Caner-Medley, Maryland
Jared Dudley, Boston College

ACC Third Team

Robert Hite, Miami
Chris McCray, Maryland
Coleman Collins, Virginia Tech
Sean Singletary, Virginia
Andrew Brackman, N.C. State

All-ACC Rookie Team

Josh McRoberts-Duke
Tyler Hansbrough-UNC
Brandon Costner-NC State
Lewis Clinch-Georgia Tech
K.C. Rivers-Clemson

The ACC Basketball Handbook is currently in its 32nd year covering ACC Hoops. Published by UMI Publications in Charlotte, NC, the handbook can be purchased by calling 1-800-747-9287 or by visiting our website The magazine is now on newsstands nationally. Any schools interested in a copy please contact the editor, Ritchie Hallman.

Ritchie Hallman
ACC Basketball Handbook